Still More Noise Than Signal, As U.S. Spies Promise More Transparency

Transparency is the new hot thing in American spycraft, say U.S. spies. “We are trying to be transparent,” promises Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of the National Security Agency (NSA). “The American people deserve to understand what we are doing,” announced an unsigned white paper released by the Director of National Intelligence over the weekend. Yet as we approach the […]

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Revenge or Revival, Perry Raids Blue State Jobs With New Vigor

Watching Gov. Rick Perry pitch the wonders of Texas to an audience is a little like sitting in the front row of a ’50s Broadway musical. It’s easy to imagine this good-lookin’ sweet-talkin’ Texas cowboy hooking his thumbs in his pants’ pockets and breaking out in song, perhaps launching into Mary Martin’s “Cock-eyed Optimist” or blasting out “76 Trombones” a […]

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Americans Believe Country Heading In Wrong Direction

A majority of Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, according to a new TIME poll, with President Barack Obama’s approval and disapproval ratings essentially tied. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed said the United States is on the wrong track, with only 33 percent saying it is heading in the right direction. Obama’s approval rating stands at […]

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Supreme Court Rules that Synthetic Genes Can Be Patented, Natural Genes Cannot

Shares of diagnostic test maker Myriad Genetics Inc. jumped Thursday after the Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling in a case involving the company’s patents on genes at the center of its proprietary tests for increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Myriad, based in Salt Lake City, sells a popular test for a specific gene linked to breast cancer — the only […]

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Jeb Bush Talks Up Immigration, “Non-Traditional” Families At Conservative Confab

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush turned a lot of heads Friday when he said immigrants in the United States are “more fertile,” but the real shockwaves are being felt in the conservative movement after Bush delivered a defense of immigration reform and of accepting  “non-traditional” families at the conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition conference. Bush, regularly mentioned as a potential […]

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Quietly, Pussy Riot Lobbies Washington

The young women – they wouldn’t give their ages or any other personal information – looked decidedly nervous without their usual colorful balaclava disguises, and before we began they insisted through an interpreter that if I broadcast the recording of our interview that I disguise their voices. After months of living as fugitives within their own country, baring their faces […]

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